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Environmental justice at the forefront in The Common Experience virtual town hall5th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–“Spirited” may be the best word to describe the virtual town hall hosted by The Common Experience and featuring Dr. Dianne Glave, an environmental historian and author of Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage. Spirited as in lively. Spirited as in feisty. Spirited as in uplifting. …

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Why Voting Matters to Me: Civility rules as students speak up in panel discussion30th September 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast students voiced their hopes, concerns and intentions in the first Why Voting Matters to Me forum on Monday evening. Organized and facilitated by Dr. Margot Morgan, assistant professor of political science, the event featured opinions from across the current political spectrum, offering strongly felt and intensely personal perspectives …

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Virtual concert to celebrate women composers and Ars Femina Digital Library24th August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–A virtual concert of works by women composers will shine a light on their creative prowess while unveiling a new feature of the IU Southeast Library. The virtual concert is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, to coincide with the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women …

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Scott Wade ’07 is a finalist for Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year3rd August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Scott Wade ’07 remembers the day his teaching career began. It was in late September, 2001. Wade, an award-winning journalist, was writing a story for the Courier Journal about ESL programs in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), and stopped in at Atherton High School to observe a class in session. …

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Susanna Crum leads printmaking collaboration to support artists and raise awareness during pandemic30th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Kentuckiana, Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts for printmaking, and her partner, artist and educator Rudy Salgado, were forced to close their Louisville printmaking studio, Calliope Arts. “We found ourselves alone with a fully-equipped studio for the first time,” Crum said. It didn’t …

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Jennifer Ortiz and Kimberly Wrigley ’19: Community supervision inhibits successful re-entry8th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In an article in Corrections, the journal of the Corrections Division of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), Dr. Jennifer Ortiz and her former student, Kimberly Wrigley ’19 write that community supervision inhibits successful re-entry. Community supervision consists of a system of probation and parole, bolstered by monitoring and …

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Melissa Fry co-authors article on coronavirus’ impact on most vulnerable27th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Melissa Fry, IU Southeast associate professor of sociology and director of the Applied Research Education Center (AREC), has co-authored an article detailing how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable individuals: those with substance use disorders. The article, in the online issue of …

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Subhranil De: Impressions of spring in Southern Indiana26th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For most of his students, Subhranil De is the associate professor of physics who teaches quantum mechanics and researches the statics and dynamics of classical mechanical systems. But in his photographs and personal blogs, he reveals another side: an aesthetic sensibility and a writer’s gift for expression. In a recent …

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Suzie Curts ’18: frontline nursing on the Pine Ridge Reservation18th May 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Suzie Curts ’18 is literally living her dream. The standout nursing graduate is an outpatient clinic nurse in the Kyle Health Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Kyle, South Dakota. That dream was hatched during her junior and senior years in the IU Southeast School of Nursing, when she …

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Susanna Crum uses art and history to boost morale in Louisville27th April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts and her partner, Rudy Salgado, are blending art, reminiscence and a sense of place to boost morale in Louisville, Kentucky. Crum and Salgado are reproducing and distributing a found artifact: pledge badges from the Great Flood of 1937. Printed on camvas and pinned …

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